Christmas Light Viewing Directory
Here’s a list of the best Christmas lighted homes and neighborhoods in North County and throughout San Diego. We try to keep this list current but each year some homes go away and new ones are added. We encourage you to follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheGriswoldAwardsSanDiego/ and post your own photos and video clips. We give Christmas gifts to the most extreme and best photos and video clips.
CARLSBAD, 92009 Dan and Jeanette’s home 7607 Romeria Street just off of La Costa Avenue. Every year, there are more and more lights and decorations. Rock waterfall in the front yard, surfing Santa, and front bay window scene of Ski Slope and skiers.
SAN MARCOS, 92069 Bill Gilfillen’s home 1639 Knob Hill. Off Nordahl Rd. Between Tam O’ Shanter Dr. & Augusta Dr. 24th year of decorating. 90,000+ lights plus Carnival, North Pole, and Santa’s Wild Animal Park themes. Meet Santa on select nights. www.christmasonknobhill.com
SAN MARCOS, 92078 Custer Ave, off Twin Oaks Valley Rd in Savona condo development. Young families getting in the holiday spirit with their home Christmas displays and lights.
LA COSTA, 92009 Circulo Sequoia Street in La Costa Oaks neighborhood. Many well lighted homes in this neighborhood near La Costa Canyon High School.
LA COSTA, 92009 Corintia and Unicornio. Drive around the neighborhood, especially toward the top of the hill where streets have awesome home light displays.
ENCINITAS, 92024 Coast Hwy 101 at the Self Realization Fellowship Center (SRF) Overlooking Swamis Beach, the unique building structure is a beautiful sight to see all lit up.
OLIVENHAIN, 92024 Just off Rancho Santa Fe Road at 11th Street and Marisa. Many beautifully lighted large homes. Tastefully decorated with lots of lights. One of the houses sometimes has a hot chocolate stand. Kids earned over $300 in one night with donations.
VISTA, 92083 1120 Highland Dr, Vista (Lifeway Baptist Church, off Melrose, between Olive & Los Angeles. Free Living Nativity event for the whole family. www.lifewaychurchvista.com
OCEANSIDE, 92057 3648 Esplanade St Oceanside, Christmas at Ivey Glenn Community. Holiday lights synchronized to 89.9 FM.
OCEANSIDE, 92056 2329 Snead Dr Oceanside. Animated Santa & Nativity Scene. Santa arrives by hot air balloon, nativity scene, animated elves, Santa village light display. Christmas scene in the garage.
OCEANSIDE, 92056 1615 Quiet Hills Dr Oceanside. Christmas on Quiet Hills. Lights synchronized to songs on 87.9FM.
POWAY, 92064 12631 Stoutwood St. Off Twin Peaks Rd. & Deerwood St. Nicknamed “The Griswolds.” Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends. Hickory Ct./Hickory St., 12659 Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct. All off Twin Peaks Rd. & Silverset St. named “Candy Cane Courts.” Entire cul-de-sacs are lit up. Dec. 10 to Dec. 24, 6-9 pm.
RANCHO PENASQUITOS, 92129 On Oviedo Street off Black Mountain Rd. “Christmas Card Lane.” Lighted Christmas cards in front of every home. Also enter off Twin Trails Dr., Carmel Mountain Rd., (southwest corner of the area), Ellingham St., Renato St., Oviedo St., Twin Trails Dr., Barrymore St., Rotherham Ave., Talca Ave., Talca Ct., Allenbrook Way, Davenport Ave., Amber Sky Ln. Dec. 11 to Dec. 31, dusk-10 pm.
CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH, 92128 Fairway Village, west side of Stoney Gate Pl. 85+ homes decorated. Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, 5:30-10:30 pm. Neighborhood Block Party on Dec. 17, with food, entertainment, Santa, musicians, carolers and more, from 6-10 p.m.
FALLBROOK Reche Road just West of Green Canyon. Over 100,000 lights that are choreographed to music. Snow machines add to the effect. Lights are on thru New Years night, 6pm – 9pm Tues-Sun, with display staying on longer the week of Christmas. Just enter U-turn driveway from the West and tune your car radio to 90.5FM.
FALLBROOK Curtis Mueller’s spectacular Christmas light show featuring concert lighting effects, lasers, and fog. Visit www.brightchristmasshow.com for show schedule and address.
CLAIREMONT, 92117 Lana Dr. & Jamar. Off Mt. Abernathy Ave. Circular Street. 40+ homes decorated. Dec. 10- 27. 4670 Norwalk Ave. Off Clairemont Mesa Blvd./Moraga Ave. Dec. 11 to Jan. 1, 7-10 pm, weekends 7-11 pm.
LA MESA, Bob’s Christmas Wonderland. 7171 Cornell, La Mesa. Bob’s Christmas Wonderland in La Mesa is a single residence with the heart of an entire neighborhood. Visitors are welcomed with artisan detailed decorations including trains, many automated, moving pieces as well as a miniature drive-in theater playing “Disney’s Magical Christmas.” Hot chocolate, apple cider and fresh popcorn are available.
ALLIED GARDENS, 92120 7048 Hillsboro St. Off Waring and Princess View. Dec. 10 – 24, dusk-10 pm.
CHULA VISTA, 91910, 91911, 91914, 91915 Whitney St./Mankato. Circle between First and Second Ave. off H St. & 1st Ave. “Christmas Circle.” 55+ homes decorated. Dec. 10 – 26, 5-10 pm.
EAST SAN DIEGO, 92113 1523 48th St. Off Federal Blvd. & 48 St. Dec. 4-24, 5-10 pm. 4641 Craigie St. Off Highway 94 and 47th. Nicely decorated home. Dec. 10 – 24. Dusk to 10 pm
EL CAJON, 92021 Jingle Bell Hill (also known as Pepper Dr. Lights). Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. and surrounding area. Off 67 & Bradley. Celebrating the Reason theme. Dec. 9-26, Mon-Th 6-9 pm, Fri-Sun 6-10 pm. 11456 Pegeen Pl. Nightmare Before Christmas theme, complete with Jack, Sally, Zero, the Mayor & Oogie Boogie. Dec. 5 – 26, Mon-Th 6-9pm, Fri-Sun 6-10pm.
LOMITA, 92114 (near Lemon Grove) 689 Meadowbrook Dr. Off Jamacha Rd. South of Lemon Grove. Many lights on home. Dec. 8 to Jan. 1, dusk to 10pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus may be out to greet the week of Dec. 17 – 23.
OCEAN BEACH 4729 Newport Ave, Ocean Beach. The Olson family’s gift to the community, their home’s lights are synchronized to music (FM 89.7) and operate Monday – Thursday, and Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 to 11pm. Map
SAN CARLOS, 92119 6296 Lake Arrowhead Dr. Between Dallas and Lake Murray Lights, Santa Clause, animated window scenes Dec. 5 to Dec. 27, dusk to 10pm.
SAN CARLOS, 92119 Block of 7900 and 8000 Hillandale Dr. Off Mission Gorge & Deerfield. Many lights, plus tree on top of home. Dec. 1 – 31, 5-9pm.
SANTEE, 92071 Sunburst Santee. Tomel Court, off Magnolia. Many homes, Starlight Circle. Dec. 17 to Dec. 26, 7-10pm.
SANTEE, 92071 9835 Pebble Beach Dr. Displays on house and yard set up to music. Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, dusk to 10pm
SERRA MESA/MISSION VILLAGE, 92123 2621 Raymell Dr. Yard decorated like Christmas Town from A Nightmare before Christmas. Dec. 10 to Dec. 30, dusk-10 pm.
SERRA MESA/MISSION VILLAGE 92123- Yard decorated as Christmas Town from A Nightmare before Christmas. Dec. 10 to Dec. 24, dusk to 10pm.
TIERRASANTA, 92124 5306 Belardo Dr. Off Via Valarta & Via Playa De Cortes. 95,000 lights, including many homemade decorations, all sequenced and animated to music. Tune radio to 89.7 FM to hear the lights dance. Dec. 1 to Dec. 26, 5:30-10 pm. www.belardolights.com 11626 Papagallo Ct. Off Colina Dorado or Calle De Vida. Thomas the Tank Engine theme. Dec. 3 to Dec. 30, 6-10 pm. 10927 Baroque Lane. A North Pole themed Christmas featuring a 20-ft lighted Santa and a Christmas Village. Dec. 9 – 28, 6-9:30 pm.